Rich Hill Undergoes Surgery, Could Miss First Half Of The 2020 Season

Divisional Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Washington Nationals - Game Four

Free-agent Rich Hill appears he will not be ready for the 2020 season.

According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, he says that Rich Hill will undergo "primary and revision" surgery.

According to a major league source, Hill underwent primary and revision surgery in late October and likely won’t be able to compete until June with the possibility of pushing the timetable until after the All-Star break.

Hill during the past 2019 season was a warrior and he battled through separate elbow and knee injuries for much of the year and was limited when he returned to the mound in mid-September right before the postseason. He also started Game 4 of the NLDS where he walked 4 batters and recorded 8 out .

“Primary revision” or “primary repair” is a less-intrusive repair of a tear in a player’s ulnar collateral ligament and it was the same surgery that Cardinals reliever Seth Maness underwent a couple of years ago. Rich Hill is currently a free agent but it also doesn't rule out the Dodgers bringing back Hill.

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